Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salary

Median pay for Distribution Managers in the United States is around $44K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. Most Distribution Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Distribution Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$28,911 - $86,175
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$86K
MEDIAN: $44,285
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$9.92 - $20.03
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$9
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$28,911 - $86,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,845  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,944 - $79,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $20.03  
   
Overtime
$2.30 - $34.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,845  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,944 - $79,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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Job Description for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers typically work in warehouse settings, so prospective applicants must know how to operate hand trucks, lift trucks, forklifts, and pallet jacks. Generally, a minimum of a bachelor's degree and ten years of functional experience are required for this position.

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Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Tasks

  • Establish company shipping and safety policies and enforce compliance with DOT regulations.
  • Work within budget constraints and seek to minimize transportation costs.
  • Determine shipping logistics, deciding routes, schedules, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Analyze shipping data to identify strategies for making routes more efficient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $44K. Distribution Managers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $56K on average.

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Experience Affects Transportation, Storage, or Distribution Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 37%